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Nigeria vs Algeria: Mahrez’s last-minute free kick downs Super Eagles

Algeria has qualified for the final of the Africa Cup of Nations, following a 2-1 win over Nigeria on Sunday.

The Desert Foxes took the lead in the first half, thanks a William Troost-Ekong own goal.

The Super Eagles levelled in the second half, after a Video Assistant Referee (VAR) decision, with Odion Ighalo stroking home the penalty.

With the match heading into extra time, Riyad Mahrez stepped up and spanked a free-kick past Daniel Akpeyi, to send his side into the final.

They will take on Senegal in the final on Friday, July 19.

Nigeria faces Tunisia in the third-place playoff on Wednesday, July 17.

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